Weight-management resources

It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and proper nutrition. Find out the best practices for eating less and moving more to achieve your optimal weight, so you can perform well.

Body mass index calculator
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) online calculators provide Body Mass Index (BMI) information for adults, children, and teens. Plug in your height and weight and find your BMI to help keep you on track to maintain a fighting weight.

Calculate your daily nutrient requirements
Enter your height, weight, age, and activity level in this online calculator from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Information Center to learn your daily nutrient recommendations (including calories, carbs, fat, and protein).

Physical activity calorie counter
Use this calculator from the American Council on Exercise to figure out how many calories you burn during your daily activities.

Healthy Weighs for Life
This self-paced program from Health Net Federal Services/TRICARE includes 6 sessions and a variety of tools to help you manage your weight.

MOVE! Weight management program
Created by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), this weight-management program offers guidance on nutrition and physical activity and uses goals and a stepped-level approach to help Veterans manage their weight.

→See also HPRC’s “Where do you serve?” section for your branch of service for additional policy and other branch-specific information.